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Old 05-14-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
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I bought 5 rhizomes (3 willamette and 2 nugget) from Northwest hops. They came in a ziploc bag with a moist paper towel wrapped around them. I prepped the soil with Kellog Ammend and blood meal. They were planted on 4/30 in mounds 1-2 inches below the top. I have one willamette that has 3 shoots and nothing from the the other 4 rhizomes. All are in the same area, same amount of sunlight, water and all other conditions. I am wondering if maybe I recieved bad rhizomes? I know that different types sprout at different times, but seems like the other willamettes should've sprouted as well. The one that has sprouted did so on 5/7. Any ideas?

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Old 05-14-2010, 05:29 PM   #2
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They might have been bad, but I'd give them another month.

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Old 05-14-2010, 05:57 PM   #3
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I'd agree. As I recall, the first year I put my hops in, the different rhizomes took different amounts of time to come up. So give it a few more weeks and see what happens.

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Old 05-14-2010, 06:22 PM   #4
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I have the same issue, and the Willamette has been the fastest to emerge, followed by the Cascade. One of my Centennial's is still just a stick But it isn't a dry dead stick, it has some flex to it.

It will pop up. These things seem more like weeds than a normal garden plant.

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Old 05-14-2010, 06:27 PM   #5
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I am just worried that if nothing happens it will be too late to buy/plant new rhizomes. I really want to have a 2nd year harvest next year! I have never been good at patience!

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Old 05-14-2010, 08:54 PM   #6
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try removing some of the dirt over them. My rhizomes didn't want to sprout 2 inches down last year, but after I put only a half inch to an inch of dirt over them they grew like weeds.

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I put in eight varieties (16 plants) this year and I saw a big difference in when they all broke through. I bet they show up, wait it out it hasn’t been very long.

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One of the other willamette's popped up yesterday. Still nothing from the last willamette or the 2 nugget. Does anyone know if nugget rhizomes are early, med or late season sprouters?

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Old 05-16-2010, 12:21 AM   #9
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there is no rhyme or reason as to when different varieties will break ground. my advice is to start drinking heavily. once your headache is gone and you feel like going out to look at them, something will have probably popped up! seriously, just give them some time.

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Good advice I think I'll get drunk!

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